Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sweet Potato and Goat Cheese Bento Box

Today's bento is packed in a cute little Wonderbread sandwich box; a gift from gamene! A perfect size for a child's lunch or a snack for Saba Man. It's shape, especially the depth is ideal for presenting a variety of food items. In this instance, two halves of a salmon patty,topped with a maple leaf cut egg, and individually wrapped in lettuce. Some corn pudding (recipe in the near future) and a tasty mix of sweet potato and goat cheese. I've been practicing using cutters with some recently purchased maple leaf, oak leaf and acorn shapes: three sizes each! However, I will not get to use the littlest maple leaf shape. It had bigger dreams of living in some trendy cupcake shop and I fear it hid away in the trash and made it's escape. Too bad, for it could of starred in this very tasty and healthy bento!

Sweet Potato and Goat Cheese

Bake 1 pound of sweet potatoes, peel and place in processor. Add about 2 ounces of goat cheese and mix thoroughly. You could leave it at that, but I add a heaping tablespoon of butter, salt and tiny bit of black pepper. Eat it cold or heated.

Salmon and Egg Lettuce Wraps